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1) "Anche Prodi vuole dialogo con i talebani":

Sì. Esattamente come #Trump,
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#Pompeo, #Biden, #Putin, #Merkel, #XiJinping, #Johnson, #VonDerLeyen, #Borrell e tanti altri.

Perché, volente o nolente, costoro sono i nuovi governanti dell'#Afghanishtan, come da accordi firmati con gli #USA (che li finanzieranno).

Quindi è importante dialogarci per
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sospingerli tramite la diplomazia a posizioni meno radicali.

Perché, come noto, con la guerra non ci si riesce.
La guerra (salvo pochi casi di liberazione) non ha mai portato nulla di buono.

Lo sanno bene gli USA, che dalla fine dell WWII sono in guerra perenne e non ne han
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4615: Mike Pompeo and Taliban Leader Mullah Baradar

#BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #Taliban #Pompeo #MullahBaradar #DonaldTrump
2/ Mike Pompeo, less than one year ago, met with Taliban leader Mullah Baradar — who is now Afghanistan's new President.
3/ Pompeo claims that he and the Trump administration conducted themselves with "toughness" and "deterrence".
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Smoke & mirrors -- #Biden is clearly determined to defend the policy of withdrawal, but that's not the core reason for today's anger.

The debacle was *how* that withdrawal was conducted. It's just not enough to shoulder-off the blame to #Afghanistan. Image
"The #Taliban doesn't even have an airforce," #Biden says.

- Well, they certainly do now, Mr President. Image
If I'm not mistaken, #Biden hasn't yet mentioned the appalling suffering, panic & terror being felt by so many across #Afghanistan -- it's all about defending the withdrawal & blaming the disaster on #Afghans.

Just a bafflingly tone deaf message, considering global attention. Image
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.@bigredwavenow has given us so many gifts.
Imagine absolutely everything changing...

...because just 90 days after inauguration is 4/20...
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The former Chinese PLA general who has acquired 200 sq miles of Texas land has significantly expanded the existing runway at their operations Ctr in order to land large commercial airliners.He flys in with multiple Chinese guests (sometimes Jack Ma) each month. #China #Texas
It’s starting to resemble the island runways in the South China Sea. It’s hard to believe this infiltration of the Texas power grid and US Air Force training space can happen today given China’s position as a “strategic competitor” at best and a full-fledged “Enemy” at worst.
CFIUS must move to cancel the purchases of these strategically important lands in South Texas. #CFIUS #Pompeo @SecPompeo @JohnCornyn @SenTedCruz
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I just finished a call with a journo wanting to ask about #Pompeo's moves to recognize colonial settlements as part of Israel, to decry #BDS, and to collapse anti #Zionism and anti Semitism. A few thoughts. #THREAD
Re #BDS: It is not the core of progressive organizing or the heart of a movement, it is one of the few tactics left available to Palestinians and their allies as other tactics have been steadily and systematically maligned.
The US and Israel have always rejected #ArmedResistance, enshrined in Additional Protocol I (1977), as terroristic regardless of actual targets, namely military, and the PLO surrendered that right in 1993 in exchange for entering into the trap of the #PeaceProcess.
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Last week, I started this👇 thread on how #Trump appears to be gearing-up for military action against Iran

Today, @nytimes revealed "Trump asked senior advisers in a meeting on Thursday whether he had options to take action against #Iran’s main nuclear site in the coming weeks.”
Any military orders by #Trump are transmitted through the secretary of defense

By replacing Esner with Miller & giving top Pentagon & Intelligence jobs his allies, Trump appears to have created a chain-of-command that would support military action in Iran
Trump is also increasing sanctions on #Iran pledging “a steady stream of sanctions through the end of the administration”

Sanctions are not dangerous in themselves, but the enforcement of sanctions - checking cargo etc - will undoubtedly ramp-up tensions.
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#BREAKING: On invitation of #Turkish & #Azerbaijani media, around 100 to 150 members of Grey Wolves Islamo-Fascist terrorist organization have come to streets of #Tabriz, NW #Iran to protest against #Iran's Islamic Regime & demand the regime to impose a food embargo on #Armenia!
These protesters which are being led by agents of #Azerbaijan Foreign Intelligence Service want the #Iran's Islamic Regime to close the #Nordooz border-crossing which is the only way connecting #Armenia to free world. They want the regime to starve Armenians to death!
Security Forces of #Iran's Islamic Regime are now trying to disperse these fans & supporters of Grey Wolves Islamo-Fascist organization in #Tabriz, NW of #Iran.
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Pompeo: "We, the Americans, look to #Greece as a true pillar for stability and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean, and we are incredibly proud to support its leadership. Our security cooperation has grown tremendously – indeed, by leaps and bounds" state.gov/secretary-mich…
This is an amazing press conference:

#Greece's Prime Minister only mentions Turkey and how amazing it is that the US military support of Greece against Turkey is growing

#Pompeo focuses solely on Russia and China, and other things the PM doesn't mention.
US/#NATO expanding/building several new facilities in #Greece, including the expansion of #Souda Bay Image
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#Sanctions on #Venezuela are nothing new. But Secretary of State #Pompeo recently took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out upcoming #elections.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/hoping-to-forc… #MaduroCriminal
The State Department’s silence has been deafening following the arrest of a US citizen and former #CIA operative allegedly caught plotting an on a #Venezuelan #oil refinery.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-cia-… #Venezuela #mikepompeo #MaduroNuestraVozEnLaONU #MaduroCriminal
#Venezuela #coup
How the Media Manufactures Consent:
@Alanmacleod looks at the role of the #media in fomenting popular support for the regime change operation in Venezuela.
mintpressnews.com/how-the-media-… #MaduroNuestraVozEnLaONU #maduro #MaduroCriminal #venezuelaaelecciones
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Special Analysis: Arab leaders understand that relations with #Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.
by @mikopeled
mintpressnews.com/why-arab-state… #UAEIsrael #UAE
Heads of Arab states are seated around the table at a session of their Summit meeting in Khartoum, #Sudan, Aug. 30, 1967.
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A group of Congressional Dems are calling attention to a key pillar of US-Israeli policy in a futile effort to stall an arms deal as Israeli-UAE normalization takes effect.
by Raul Diego
mintpressnews.com/face-normaliza… #UAE #Israel #UAEIsrael
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En la #mañanera desde #PalacioNacional el Presidente @lopezobrador_ declaró que ya están las denuncias contra los agricultores de #Chihuahua por los daños a la hidroeléctrica y a la #CFE procederá el Gobierno de López penalmente contra la gente de #Chihuahua y aplicará mano dura
Ya les mando a la #UIF para que #SantiagoNieto les congelará las cuentas de los agricultores y de quienes están defendiendo a #Chihuahua

Les mandó tanques con la #GuardiaNacional para rodear la presa de la boquilla

Ahora va por convertir en criminales a los chihuahuenses
@lopezobrador_ no conoce a la gente de #Chihuahua #GuardiaNacional en abuso de la fuerza, asesinaron de 5 balazos en la espalda a Jessica Zamarripa de 36 años madre de 3 niños que hacía pasteles para ayudar a su marido y juntos sembraban alfalfa
ella fue 1 de los manifestantes
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#Venezuela
The State Department’s silence has been deafening following the arrest of a US citizen and former #CIA operative allegedly caught plotting an on a #Venezuelan #oil refinery.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-cia-… #MikePompeo #Pompeo
“Something will happen with #Venezuela. That’s all I can tell you,” #Trump said, before not-so-cryptically adding that Washington would be “very much involved.”
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/trump-tells-fl…
The US government is using cash stolen from the Venezuelan government as part of a hearts and minds campaign on behalf of opposition figure Juan Guaidó.
by @AlanRMacLeod
mintpressnews.com/juan-guaido-is…
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#BREAKING: US imposes counter-terrorism sanctions on two Lebanese individuals: @USTreasury

arab.news/n5fce
#BREAKING: US imposes sanctions on former Lebanese finance minister Ali Hassan Khalil and transportation minister Youssef Finianos for aiding Hezbollah and corruption operations

arab.news/n5fce
#BREAKING: US renews its pledge to dismantle #Hezbollah cells, vows to punish every Lebanese politician who aids Hezbollah

arab.news/n5fce
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@RickSantorum #CNN #AC360 #RNC2020 #FLOTUS #RoseGarden #Pompeo I can't speak to State Dept rules but certainly for Cabinet Officials - I wish I had a dollar for every Cabinet Official I campaigned w/during my time in politics; I could buy everybody here a nice dinner. Cabinet 1/
2/ Officials OFTEN give VERY political speeches, not just at Conventions but at other places. I don't know where Congressman Castro is coming from in finding some illegality. I agree a Sec of State, Sec of Defense, and Atty Gen usually don't do a lot of political events;
3/ really very few at all but Secy Pompeo is a little different. I mean Mike .. I was in Iowa with Mike Pompeo.. Mike's very focused, obviously, on getting the President re-elected, but he's also focused on, I think, a run in four years. I think that makes a difference.. and
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#Pompeo ought to consult his attorney before speaking at the #RepublicanNationalConvention

@POGOBlog obtained internal @StateDept memorandum spelling out #HatchAct and dept policies.

Look how crystal clear the legal memo is.👇

@schwellenbach's analysis: pogo.org/investigation/…
2. Multiple lawyers like this👇signing off on Pompeo's speaking at RNC is not an indication of lawfulness. It's more an indication he recognizes the need to get legal cover.

Question to ask: Which lawyers actually signed off? The political appointees?
3. Link to the full Department of State legal memo of December 3, 2019, which states in bold print for emphasis:

"Senate confirmed Presidential appointees may not even attend a political party convention or convention-related event"

foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/e…
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Can lying #Pompeo represent the American people? Of course NOT. Image
In the #US, the salaries of CEOs are on average 400 times that of their mid-management employees. 1% control $30 trillion of assets. The 3 richest have more money than the poor 160 million. The wealth of black households is 1/10 that of whites.
#Pompeo only serves the rich instead of the majority. I hope he could show more care about his own PEOPLE. Save them from the pandemic and let them breathe freely!
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Breaking

In the realm of hyper-politicizing the State Dep't, #Pompeo has apparently handed over thousands of pages of documents to Senate REPUBLICANS probing Biden-Burisma.

But refuses even to provide duplicates to House Foreign Foreign Affairs Committee.

Next move: A Subpoena
2 "Just days after the conclusion of President Trump’s impeachment trial, in which Secretary Pompeo refused to comply with a duly authorized subpoena for documents and attempted to block testimony of key witnesses, the State Department producing documents to Senate Republicans…"
3. Many reasons this is even more of an affront to our system of government:

Reason 1: House Foreign Affairs Committee has DIRECT oversight of State Dept. Yet Pompeo appears to have forced HFAC to point of issuing a subpoena. Meanwhile he's voluntarily sharing with Senate GOP.
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BREAKING: Multinational team uses 3 different methods to determine where #SARSCoV2 came from: each leads to horseshoe bats found widely in Asia. The virus now causing a human #pandemic has been in bats "for decades," only now reaching people.
MORE
nature.com/articles/s4156…
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Big implications from this peer-reviewed paper.
First, #COVID19 is not caused by a "China virus" that was "made in a Chinese lab," as some in the #Trump admin have claimed.
2nd, it may have jumped directly from a bat to a person, without intermediary animals.
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3rd, The 2003 SARS has also been connected to Asian horseshoe bats, and these mammals may carry many types of #coronaviruses.
4th, this shows "how difficult it will be to identify viruses with potential to cause major human outbreaks before they emerge." Image
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#Pompeo 🇩🇰 meeting readout (Arctic inc): Danish Min Kofod outlines pragmatic approach to 'deterrence' & dialogue wrt 🇷🇺 "we will ensure that we have the proper capabilities in the region, & we want to maintain close cooperation based on Arctic Council & the Ilulissat Declaration"
Min Kofad did not frame #Arctic concerns related to China, which was interesting. both "signed new MoUs...that cover a wide range of areas, like growing Greenland’s mining and energy sectors through transparent investment, helping manage land and fisheries" ....transparency...
press q's: agenda to "round up support among allies against China...all due respect, why on Earth...Denmark, of all places?" In the Arctic, China has fancied themselves as a near-Arctic nation. We have a responsibility to get that right for...our own sovereign security issues"
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(Thread) It’s shocking to see the actions of Secretary of State Mike #Pompeo and the immaturity of #US Government officials. Now they are ordering #China to close its consulate in Houston for protection of American interests? If this goes through, #Beijing will retaliate
and order the closing of the US consulate in #HongKong and further weaken US-China relations. I'm worried about war between #US & #China.

This is very different than the threats of a war with the Soviet Union during the #ColdWar era. Why?
Because at that time the Soviet’s economy was crumbling. China has a strong military and even stronger economy. They also remember 150 yrs of suffering through the Opium Wars. #China will not be intimidated by #America.
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#Pompeo seems to be pumped-up with India .. What's up @SecPompeo? We (Indians) aren't used to such commendations from #America. What do you need from us?😂
@DrSJaishankar @narendramodi
I am sure ... more such commendations to come for India, prior to #USElection2020 in early Nov😂
Or they want to sell us some more weapons, especially F-35 fighter planes are on the table for quite some time now☺️
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#Pompeo's anti-China rhetoric is more and more like that of #Hitler against the Jews in WWII.

Germany at that time was also mired in deep economic difficulties and Hitler was also trying to find a way out. The Jews were an easy target.

#Democracy can't prevent hate & insanity.
The CPC successfully put the pandemic under control in China and provided aid to 120 countries. China's death toll is proportionally 1/120 of that of America. The WH is the real threat to the American people and to the world.
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On 21 May the #Trump administration announced the U.S. #withdrawal from the #OpenSkiesTreaty. It will take effect in November. Tomorrow the 34 member states hold a virtual state conference to decide the future of the treaty. Can they save it? Bottom line: Yes, they can! 1/15
2/15 The US could theoretically still reverse its position and remain in the treaty. In May #Pompeo stated that “if #Russia returns to full compliance” the US may reconsider. BUT: This won’t happen! The US has already stopped implementing the treaty. No more US flights this year.
3/15 There are three major issues: First, what about the other member states? Will they remain or follow the U.S. by withdrawing? Second, how will Russia/Belarus react? Third, how does the U.S. withdrawal affect the treaty on a technical level? Let’s look at them one at a time.
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